Timothy Fosu-Mensah signs new deal.
18 year old ex Ajax youth player Timothy Fosu-Mensah Yesterday signed a new four year deal with Manchester United, that will see the youngster stay with the red devils till 2020, with the option of another year.
Timothy became a fan favourite in his 14 appearances in the first team, since joining from Ajax in 2014. Most of his appearances were last season under now sacked manager Louis Van Gaal, with only two appearances this season, one in the EFL cup and one in Europa League.
The Netherlands u21's international said in an interview "I am delighted to have signed a new contract here at #Manchester United. I have enjoyed every minute, and I want to continue that progress that I feel I have made so far."
Jose Mourinho added in an interview on the topic, "Tim is a young player with great potential, I am pleased that he has signed a new contract and I am delighted at the progress he has made so far. It is clear to see he is learned in training and from the manager, and their will be plenty of opportunities for him".
How many of the 'opportunities' actually arise from Jose remain to be seen, as he only seems to play the youngster in cup games, it remains to be seen if he will feature in the #Premier League at some point. With certain reports saying that although Timothy Fosu-Mensah can play in a multitude of positions, the only way for him to get in the first team is if one of the existing team has a lack of form or injury.
For £20,000 a week Timothy has already shown his worth in the games but whether this fan favourite will come from the back to be a major star in the future, will be up to the chances he gets from Jose. A future star in the making? Only time will tell.
However with Jose seemingly concentrating on the youth of the squad, with players like Rashford getting more play-time its seems a good addition to what appears to be a more youthful Manchester United squad. With fans wanting to see more hunger from the players, more drive and desire, this could be what they need, as Timothy shows desire and willing to learn and willingness to not settle but to improve on his skills on the field. #Football